Dentist about home bleaching
In order to achieve white teeth, there are many ways, both in the dentist’s chair, so at home. As practice shows, most patients simply refuse to go to the doctor for an appointment for such a minor incident, and prefer to conduct such procedures themselves.
So what do dentists think about home whitening? And can it be safe?
Among all the reasons for changing the color of the enamel, two groups can be distinguished: one of them is inevitable, but the second group of reasons can be completely prevented.
In the clinical practice of a dentist, it is customary to talk about three types of enamel change that will directly reflect the depth of the process – superficial, deep and those enamel changes that will be associated with the patient’s age.
Of course, it can be restrained through the use of various techniques, but it is not possible to completely get rid of its influence, because there is not one specific factor, but the whole group.
Surface change in enamel can be formed for many reasons. Most often, this is the use of strongly coloring food products – coffee, strong tea, berries, sweet carbonated drinks, mainly cola, etc.
The use of soda for teeth whitening gives a quick and obvious effect, but meanwhile, its use can significantly damage the enamel - provoke tooth sensitivity, burn the mucous membrane of the gums, often allergic reactions are formed.
Whitening teeth with hydrogen peroxide at home
The use of hydrogen peroxide goes to second place in terms of polarity among lovers of home whitening. It is worth noting that most professional teeth whitening products contain exactly hydrogen peroxide, and in high concentrations.
The mechanism of bleaching by hydrogen peroxide is reduced to oxidation reactions. Simultaneously with the bleaching of enamel, peroxide can be irritating to soft tissues of the oral cavity and will contribute to its thinning.
For these reasons, in the chair of the dentist after bleaching follows the procedure of artificial saturation of teeth with mineral components, at home, such a procedure is difficult to implement.
No less popular types of bleaching at home are the use of kappas, which are flexible silicone designs on each jaw. Ideally, kapps should be created individually on a personalized impression.